Mo Brooks Files Amendment to Cut Off Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities

Alabama Congressman Mo Books will not stand cities that violate federal immigration law. On July 28, 2021, Brooks introduced an amendment to H.R. 4505, the Commerce Justice Science (CJS) Appropriations bill that takes aim at sanctuary cities by cutting off all funds from the CJS appropriations bill from being doled out to any jurisdiction that provides sanctuary to illegal aliens.

Brooks declared, “Sanctuary policies endanger American lives. Look at the data. According to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), the agency issued 122,233 detainers in FY 2020. [1] Those subject to detainers had criminal histories including more than 1,900 homicide-related offenses, 1,900 kidnappings, 3,600 robberies, 42,800 assaults, and 11,900 sex crimes.[2] Many will recall the tragic murder of American citizen Kate Steinle, who was gunned down in San Francisco (a sanctuary city) by a violent illegal immigrant with seven felonies on his record and five deportations. If this federal data is any indicator, illegal aliens are far more likely to commit violent and dangerous crimes than the average American or lawful immigrant. Sanctuary policies shield illegal alien criminals from deportation and justice. I’m for whatever it takes to help get dangerous illegal alien criminals off American streets.”

Brooks is one of the strongest America First members of Congress. Since being elected in 2010, Brooks maintains an A+ rating as highlighted by NumbersUSA —one of the leading immigration patriot organizations in America.

On March 22, 2021, Brooks threw his hat in the ring to run for the US Senate seat in Alabama. In this election, he’s the clear America First nationalist option that populists should support. More populists will be needed in the Senate if we want key reforms like immigration restriction to become a reality in the US.